Date of birth:

24 September 1973

The name of the law school from which you received your first law degree:

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Current law firm and office:

LEXport, New Delhi

Position within the firm:

Founder and Managing Partner

Details of any past law firms that you have worked for:

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Key practice areas:

Corporate, Commercial & Transaction Laws

Indirect Taxation Laws

Intellectual Property Laws

Why you chose to focus in these areas:

In view of my grounding and qualifications

Details of the matter that you have worked on in your career to date that you are most proud of, and why:

I am proud of quite a few matters which include: a commercial arbitration against MMTC which I independently handled between 1995 and 2000 as a young lawyer before three most illustrious judges of India (Justices R S  Pathak, H R  Khanna and M L Jain); many anti-dumping investigations which I worked early on in my career ; matters relating to attempted levy of excise duty on towers of telecom service provider Airtel; successfully handling a matter of attempted levy of service tax on electronic recharge coupons of my client Oxigen India; advising a private equity advisory company Sequoia India on various matters; and representing Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in their service tax matters etc.

The name of any more senior lawyers that you look up to or consider to be mentors:

Mr P S Narasimha

Mr A R Madhav Rao